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Senate Bill No. 554

(By Senators Kessler, Bowman and Plymale)

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[Introduced March 12, 2009; referred to the Committee on the Judiciary; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-12-2c, relating to requiring sex offenders to pay a fee which is to be deposited into the State Police Retirement Fund.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §15-12-2c, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 12. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT.
§15-12-2c. Registration fees and penalty for failing to pay.
(a) A person who is required to register under this article is to pay at the time of registration, or a change of registration, with the West Virginia State Police as required under this article, a fee of $25. If at the time of registration, the person who is required to register is unable to pay the fee, the State Police may allow the person sixty calendar days to pay the fee. Fees collected pursuant to this section are deposited into the West Virginia State Police Retirement System and are in addition to employer percent-of-payroll contribution.
(b) Any person who fails to pay the required fee under this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction shall be confined in jail for not more than ten days or fined not more than $100 or both. In addition to, in lieu of the punishment prescribed herein, the court may require the person found guilty of such misdemeanor to participate in the litter control program.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require registered sex offenders to pay a fee which will be deposited in the West Virginia State Police Retirement System.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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